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The Land-Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education

The Land-Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education

by Roger L. Geiger
     
 

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This work provides a critical reexamination of the origin and development of America’s land-grant colleges and universities, created by the most important piece of legislation in higher education. The story is divided into five parts that provide closer examinations of representative developments. Part I describes the connection between agricultural research

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This work provides a critical reexamination of the origin and development of America’s land-grant colleges and universities, created by the most important piece of legislation in higher education. The story is divided into five parts that provide closer examinations of representative developments. Part I describes the connection between agricultural research and American colleges. Part II shows that the responsibility of defining and implementing the land-grant act fell to the states, which produced a variety of institutions in the nineteenth century. Part III details the first phase of the conflict during the latter decades of the nineteenth century about whether land colleges were intended to be agricultural colleges, or full academic institutions. Part IV focuses on the fact that full-fledged universities became dominant institutions of American higher education. The final part shows that the land-grant mission is alive and well in university colleges of agriculture and, in fact, is inherent to their identity. Including some of the best minds the field has to offer, this volume follows in the fine tradition of past books in Transaction’s Perspectives on the History of Higher Education series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412850971
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
04/12/2013
Series:
Perspectives on the History of Higher Education , #1
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
370
File size:
1 MB

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Meet the Author

Roger L. Geiger is Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at The Pennsylvania State University and editor of Perspectives on the History of Higher Education. His latest book is The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II.  
Nathan M. Sorber is assistant professor of educational leadership studies at West Virginia University.

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